Man City preparing January bid for Mauro Icardi
Manchester City are preparing to make a €40m (£28.8m) bid for Inter Milan striker Mauro Icardi in the January transfer window, according to a new report.
City boss Manuel Pellegrini is said to be looking to bolster his attacking line with regular injuries to star frontman Sergio Aguero this season leaving just Wilfried Bony and Kelechi Iheanacho available for backup, and Gazetta World claim that 22-year-old Icardi is top of the transfer shortlist.
The Argentina international scored 22 goals last season but has hit the back of the net on just four occasions for Inter this term, leading to suggestions that he may move elsewhere in a bid to rediscover his best form.
Icardi joined Inter from Sampdoria in 2013, and is said to have also attracted interest from Arsenal in recent weeks.